As residential demand tariffs are rolled out around Australia, we take a look at what they are, how they works, and why many households should avoid them at all costs.
A $10 million dollar pilot biomass plant will be constructed in the Western Australian Capital of Perth.
On Sept 30, South Australia ran most of the working day on wind and solar power, and it sent electricity prices into the negative in the middle of the day.
When completed, Snowtown will be home to Australia’s 2nd largest wind farm, and will provide some of the cheapest grid electricity in Australia.
At 34MW, Britain’s largest solar farm cost $1.59/Watt – 20% less than UK govt figures for large-scale solar in 2012.
Planned transmission infrastructure upgrades will allow South Australia to export more wind power and Victoria to use less fossil fuel.
There are several reasons why this argument just doesn’t work. No 1: Solar’s average energy output per square meter exceeds that of coal power plants.
Victoria’s coal-fired Hazelwood power plant produces less electricity per square metre than the state’s wind farms – another wind myth busted.
There are many uses for free-standing, solar-powered devices. One is to create temporary or permanent wi-fi in an area – a sort of wireless wireless.
Even if it’s purchased by credit card, rooftop solar PV can still produce electricity at below the cost of grid power throughout Australia.